New Jersey elections, 2010

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Elections were held in New Jersey on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Primary elections were held on June 8, 2010.


United States Senate[edit]

Neither Senate seat was up for election in 2010.

United States House[edit]

All 13 New Jersey seats in the United States House of Representatives were up for election in 2010.


No state offices were up for election in 2010.

State Senate[edit]

On February 19, 2010, Bill Baroni resigned his New Jersey Senate seat to be a member of the Port Authority Board. His resignation triggered a special election for the 14th legislative district, which includes portions of Mercer and Middlesex counties. Democratic Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein was elected over Republican Tom Goodwin, who had been appointed to fill the vacant seat.

Poll source Date(s)
Sample size Margin of error Tom
Goodwin (R)
Greenstein (D)
National Research Inc.[1] August 2010 300 LV ± 5.66% 41% 38% 19%
Special election, November 2, 2010[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Linda R. Greenstein 36,411 53.8 Increase 16.1
Republican Thomas Goodwin 31,311 46.2 Decrease 16.1
Total votes 67,722 100.0

State General Assembly[edit]

In the New Jersey General Assembly, the 31st legislative district seat was vacated by Anthony Chiappone on July 20, 2010 after he pled guilty to charges of official misconduct and campaign finance law violations. The Hudson County Democratic Committee selected Jason O' Donnell, a former Democratic county leader, to replace him. O'Donnell was elected to finish the remainder of the term.

Special election, November 2, 2010[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jason O'Donnell 19,492 65.8
Republican Joseph Turula 5,146 17.4
Unbought and Unbossed Robert Mays 2,516 8.5
For The People Denis F. Wilbeck 2,463 8.3
Total votes 29,617 100.0

Judicial positions[edit]

There are no judicial elections in New Jersey.

Ballot measures[edit]

No measures have been certified for the 2010 statewide ballot, but at least three measures have been proposed by the New Jersey Legislature.


Many elections for county offices were also held on November 2, 2010.


  1. ^ "Poll suggests close race for 14th District; Greenstein and Goodwin neck and neck". August 6, 2010. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "Official List, Candidate Returns for State Senate for November 2010 General Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  3. ^ "Official List, Candidate Returns for Special General Assembly for November 2010 General Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. Retrieved February 15, 2016.

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